[quote=Psalm89] If Mary is sinless why didn’t she have an unusually long life like Adam or Eve?
When there were only a few human beings, God allowed a much longer life span. You might also consider that because of her Immaculate Conception, she was without sin, or any of the impaired faculties that are the consequence of original sin, like death itself.
Being so much more sensitive than us, life would have been more difficult for her than anyone. When her mission in life was accomplished, after all her friends and family had died, there was no reason for her to remain separated from her beloved Son and spouse. Strictly speaking, since she did not die at all, there is no reason why she should not still be with us now. She does drop in once in a while, though
Why didn’t God the Father just make all of us sinless like Mary and skip sending Jesus?
He did make use sinless, originally. Adam and Eve sinned. Mary did the perfect will of God.
Without free will, we would not be able to love.
I don’t know why God would skip sending His precious Son to Die for us, except to show us the perfect example of love.
“Oh happy fault, Oh necessary sin of Adam…”
[INEFFABILIS DEUS (The Immaculate Conception)
Pope Pius IX
Apostolic Constitution issued on December 8, 1854](http://www.ewtn.com/library/PAPALDOC/P9INEFF.HTM)
Wherefore, in humility and fasting, we unceasingly offered our private prayers as well as the public prayers of the Church to God the Father through his Son, that he would deign to direct and strengthen our mind by the power of the Holy Spirit. In like manner did we implore the help of the entire heavenly host as we ardently invoked the Paraclete. Accordingly, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, for the honor of the Holy and undivided Trinity, for the glory and adornment of the Virgin Mother of God, for the exaltation of the Catholic Faith, and for the furtherance of the Catholic religion, by the authority of Jesus Christ our Lord, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and by our own: “We declare, pronounce, and define that the doctrine which holds that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instance of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by Almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin, is a doctrine revealed by God and therefore to be believed firmly and constantly by all the faithful.”
Hence, if anyone shall dare„which God forbid!„to think otherwise than as has been defined by us, let him know and understand that he is condemned by his own judgment; that he has suffered shipwreck in the faith; that he has separated from the unity of the Church; and that, furthermore, by his own action he incurs the penalties established by law if he should are to express in words or writing or by any other outward means the errors he think in his heart.